Tuesday 24 July 2018


At least 1 million people, the majority of whom being women and children are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance following recent inter-communal conflict in Ethiopia. 

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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Millions of children robbed of childhood in East and Southern Africa

In 2015, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. Some of these global goals are: ending poverty, eradicating hunger, promoting health, securing education, gender equality, access to water and sanitation, living in peace and promoting mechanisms and partnerships among others. It is therefore compelling that we reflect on the SDGs as we mark the Day of the African Child, held every June 16, under the theme 'The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for children in Africa: Accelerating protection, empowerment, and equal opportunity'.

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Thursday 7 July 2016

Ethiopia food crisis reaches 'critical moment', warns Save the Children

As the impact of Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years peaks over the next three months when the traditional ‘lean season’ takes grip, the response of the international community will be critical, Save the Children is warning.

An estimated 10.2 million people, including more than 5.75 million children, will remain reliant on emergency food assistance until the main November harvest yields.

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Thursday 14 April 2016

Six million children in Ethiopia are hungry and without clean water. It is in all of our interests to help Ethiopia overcome the worst drought in fifty years.

Op-ed by Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International 

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Friday 8 April 2016

Ethiopia in the grip of its worst drought in 50 years. Six million children in need of food aid

Save the children is warning that at least six million children in Ethiopia are facing critical food shortages as a result of the worst drought in 50 years.


Newly appointed CEO of Save the Children International Helle Thorning-Schmidt urges the international community to step up its support.


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